Nelson town board to consider changing two elected positions to appointed, make supervisor four-year term
The Nelson Town Board is considering making a change in the way three of its elected town positions are administered. The board is preparing to discuss at its next monthly meeting proposals to make both the town highway superintendent and town clerk positions appointed rather than elected, as well as to change the term of office for the town supervisor from two years to four years.
The Cazenovia Town Board spent more than one hour last week hearing arguments for and against a proposal to create a new water district in and around the Seven Pines neighborhood.
The Cazenovia village election occurred on Tuesday, June 16, and with none of the three candidates having any opponents, the incumbent mayor and two trustees were all reelected to their respective positions.
Two elected positions in the town of Fenner will not have incumbents running during the December elections, it was announced at the June 11 Fenner Town Board meeting. Town Highway Superintendent Frank Hyatt, who has held the top highway spot in the town for the past 25 years, announced he will retire at the end of his current term of office, while Town Councilor R.E. Sears, a two-year incumbent on the board, announced he will not seek reelection because he will attend the police academy at Cazenovia College.
The Cazenovia village board had a light meeting last Monday, June 2, with no crucial items on the agenda. Topics of discussion included parking, bike racks and recent village milestones.
Mayor, trustee races uncontested
The Cazenovia Village elections are set for Tuesday, June 16. Up for election are the mayor’s office and two seats on the board of trustees — all three races have incumbents running unopposed.
Judge Patrick O’Sullivan has received the endorsement of the Madison County Republican Committee to be the party’s candidate for county judge in November. Four Republican candidates had vied for the nomination via a vote of the full Republican committee.
Mehlbaum, Orbach, Parmalee to be next school board members
Cazenovia Central School District residents approved three ballot propositions, including the annual budget, by a 5-to-1 margin each and elected three new school board members during the annual budget vote on May 19.
Local hunters and anglers can now purchase their hunting and fishing licenses from the Cazenovia town clerk rather than traveling to other town offices or regional sporting goods stores. The town board last week unanimously approved (on a vote of 3-0 with two members absent) the resumption of the license sales by the town after a 16-month hiatus.
Will erect new state police barracks satellite office
The old town highway garage in New Woodstock — currently serving as a New York State Police satellite office — is about to be demolished, with a new building and garage, as well as extra public parking, to be constructed in its place. The project, announced by the town board in February, is expected to be completed by the end of summer.
Madison County Board of Elections Commissioners Laura P. Costello and Kelley S. Hood remind citizens interested in voting in the June 16 Cazenovia and Hamilton village elections that the deadline for voter registration is June 5.
More than 50 Cazenovia Central School District residents came out to the high school Wednesday night to meet and hear the issue positions of the four candidates seeking seats on the school board in the upcoming May 19 election. The four candidates — Jennifer Bradstreet, David Mehlbaum, Louis Orbach and Jennifer Parmalee — all participated in the forum, which was sponsored by the Cazenovia League of Women Voters and moderated by Anne Redfern.
The May 19 Cazenovia Board of Education election will feature four candidates running for three open seats. The candidates are David Mehlbaum, Louis Orbach, Jennifer Parmalee and Jennifer Bradstreet. The three highest vote-getters will be elected to the board. Each will serve a three-year term, beginning July 1. The Cazenovia Republican sent each candidate a questionnaire in order to publish a profile to inform potential voters of who they are and what they stand for, although not all candidates followed the template we provided.
The Cazenovia Village Board of Trustees had a light and quick meeting last Monday, May 4, with no major items on the agenda. The board made a number of approvals and announcements.
Cazenovia Democrats have nominated incumbent Village Trustee Amy Weber Mann to run for re-election in the village elections taking place on June 16.